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Control the Hall Control the Floor

In close quarter battle (CQB) the standard practice with regards to hallways with most U.S military, standard operating procedures (SOPs) is to treat halls very much the same as linear danger areas. Those danger areas should be crossed and entered only when you have to, and at your own risk! One reason for this is… read more »

WWDLD? (What Would Dave Landis Do?)

Matt asked me to start a series of short articles on leadership, and specifically leadership in the law enforcement world. Frankly, some of the issues are unique to the field, but mostly quality leadership is quality leadership. My first SGT after getting off of FTO (Field Training) status as a young rookie copper was Dave… read more »

Knowing your lane – introducing Caleb Giddings

I’m Caleb Giddings, I’ve been in the firearms industry for over a decade now. I’ve held almost every job you can imagine in the gun industry; paid professional shooter, writer, gun store owner, online provacatuer, magazine publisher, marketing guru, advertising salesman, and even failed reality TV show contestant. I’m also an NCO in the USAFR… read more »

Greetings from Primary & Secondary.

This is the first of what equates to a regular column here from me. I will be putting up articles every couple week on a variety of subjects but focusing on running a gun. I will do my best not to get too much into equipment as there are a thousand other people who can… read more »

Cognitive Load: How Does This Affect our Shot Process?

    “An intuitive user interface for a word-processing program will not, for example, make anyone a better writer… The phrase “make it intuitive” is a simplistic and potentially misleading “folk solution” to a more complex problem—a silver bullet approach to dodging the hard work associated with the introduction of new systems.” -Excerpt from ‘The… read more »

Tim Herron Class AAR

Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a two day pistol class with Tim Herron. Especially since Tim is a newer instructor, I wanted to take the opportunity to write up an AAR for others looking to train with Tim. Location: Lee-Kay Center in Salt Lake City Class Make-up. We had a total of… read more »

What Gun Should I Buy? – Prioritizing Firearm Purchases

  Nearly everyone who buys a gun, especially people new to guns, started with the question, “What gun should I buy?” We all have experiences that shape our perspective and decision making. Maybe your grandfather took you hunting, or your boyfriend thought a shooting range trip would make a great date. My first time shooting… read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Ruck Marching

I am currently assigned as an Infantry OSUT commander (Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, rolled into one 14-week course). As such, I manage the training for between 600 and 800 new trainees over the course of the year and ensure that they meet the standards for and are validated to become Infantrymen in… read more »

What 15 Months of Sergeanting Taught Me About Leadership

When I was promoted to Police Sergeant, I was a 10-year cop who didn’t have a burning desire to get promoted.  I liked being a working cop. As a competitive person, I saw the promotion process as an opportunity to compete against others without thinking I would actually finish at the top of the list. … read more »

Formatting cells in Excel for a Weapons Mastery Data Tracker

  For Training Tuesday, we are continuing our series on how to create range reports you can use to identify trends in your marksmanship program using Microsoft Excel. The benefit to this is, it can show trends over time for an organization. All it takes is learning how to manipulate Excel. Today, we will specifically… read more »

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